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Mrs. Bookworm

Our newborn baby

Our Newb(orn)

The year 2014 has been full of blessings, the greatest of which is our first child – a healthy and beautiful baby …

Are your finances on the right track?

How We Got Our Finances On Track

Don’t wait until a disaster happens before you open your eyes to changes needed in your life! For us, it took the March 2011 Japan …

Cash

The Emergency Cash Fund

We don’t have an emergency cash fund (yet). In our pursuit of early financial independence and early retirement, we have been aggressively investing all …

Back from Hiatus

Major events in life have kept us busy and away from this blog for quite some time. Things are finally settling down …

Summer in Japan

Summer Budget Busters

When you’re trying to eke out all you can from an already tight budget, having an unexpected expense can be a major …

So little time, so much to do...

How Much Is Time Worth To You?

Work-life balance is one of the subjects that always come up whenever I’m in networking events or women-focused forums. I often find …

Fresh produce in Tokyo are costly

Groceries in Tokyo

I mentioned in a previous post that Tokyo is once again at the top of the list of most expensive cities to …